500,000 US Jobs created by app stores!
This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
Rey Ramsey, president and CEO of TechNet said, "America's App Economy--which had zero jobs just five years ago before the iPhone was introduced--demonstrates that we can quickly create economic value and jobs through cutting-edge innovation. Today, the App Economy is creating jobs in every part of America, employing hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers today and even more in the years to come."\
TechNet has pointed out that the concentration of jobs related to app development is not limited to Silicon Valley. It has spread through multiple cities in the US. New York and its surrounding metropolitan area has the largest concentration of the app market jobs. However, the combined effect of San Francisco and San Jose 'substantially exceed' the impact of New York alone.
California has the largest concentration of app economy jobs on a state level, but other states such as Florida, Illinois and Georgia are not far behind. TechNet has reported that more than two-thirds of jobs related to app development are based outside New York and California.
According to TechNet, the jobs that are related to app development include programmers, user interface creators, marketing personnel, managers and technical/non-technical support staff. According to statistics, the Android Market, BlackBerry App World and iPhone App Store are behind nearly 30 billion app downloads. TechNet reports that this is not the end. The app economy is a growing one, and more app-related jobs are expected to grow in the future.